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How to Simply Regrow Your Green Onions (Scallions)

The day that my daughter sent me this life hack, I knew that I had to try it myself.

“Did you know you could put the end of your green onion in some soil and it grows right back?” she said.

Why didn’t I think of that? I bought onions for three decades before I realized that I could have an endless supply in my kitchen.

How? Just follow these simple instructions and you’ll never have to buy them again:

  1. The next time you chop green onions keep the end pieces. (make sure they are at least an inch long).
  1. Plant them in soil with the tops peeking out just a bit. Note: You could place them in a glass of water to grow, but they won’t last as long as onions planted in soil. With this method, they should last indefinitely.
  1. Place them in full or half sun. Perhaps a kitchen window sill?
  2. Water them regularly.
  3. Enjoy watching them grow. You should see substantial growth in about 8 days. (I put a toothpick in the soil to mark their original height.)
  4. Cut off the onions whenever you need them, and they will keep growing back.


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